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Zesto

504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 794-4652
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Ranked #3 of 129 restaurants in West Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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84% Recommend
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NYC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love, love, love the fried chicken baskets!! Heard that the West Columbia location is the best, haven't tried other locations. Place was packed but 2 dozen people working behind the counter and we had our food in 10 mins.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Finally gave Zesto a try after hearing everyone rave about it. I guess I should have ordered chicken. I had a cheeseburger basket and it was ok. Nothing great. Nothing special. I didn't like the slaw. The woman who took our order was not friendly. Yes, it was very busy, but friendly service would have been nice. Sweet tea was... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you love fried chicken, and especially big, fat fried wings, you cannot find any better fried chicken than Zesto's. Don't be fooled, the one in West Columbia/Triangle City is the ONLY real Zesto.

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SC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a local owned restaurant that I personally enjoy. There are several locations in the Columbia area. It is a older restaurant but please do not be fooled by the appearance. They have great food and fast friendly service.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Fantastic, moist and tasty fried chicken. Great burgers, fries. If you want to know where the locals go for good food, this is it. Soft serve ice cream is incredible.

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Everywhere USA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The service was fabulous - fast & friendly. Although a little on the salty side, this chicken is a must!

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San Antonio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stopped based on high score. Decent fried chicken (a little salty though). Hamburgers were average. Ordering is a little strange if you've never been there before. You order in the "front room" the go back outside and re-enter the dining area.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was for a fund raiser for my granddaughters school. The food was delicious, we were served quickly and we were able to enjoy talking with other families from my granddaughters school. Hopefully Zesto's will host more Spirit Nights for the school.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Best chicken around and the chocolate icecream is a MUST HAVE!!!! Great place for a great meal fast. Best tailgating food! Gamecock tailgating just isn't the same without some Zesto's Chicken!

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socarolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

People rave locally about Zesto's chicken, I think it is so-so. They have hamburgers and hot dogs, etc. that are also only so-so. They have soft serve ice cream, which is their logo. There is a zestos near where I went to graduate school in Columbia, and the only times I ate there were when I was desperate for some... More

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